Part Three by Teri Hanson © 2020
For the final part of my Home for the Holidays creations I’ve designed a cute little Gazebo adorned with snowflakes. You can easily create this treasure with cardstock, kraft board or glitter paper.
Files available in: SVG, DXF and FCM
You can easily size this project larger if you want. Just be sure that you select ALL the pieces at once so that they are all sized at the same time!
Cutting Key . . . the files should open at the correct size but please double check them against the cutting key in the zip file before you begin cutting!
Materials . . .
- Your choice: Cardstock, Kraft Board or Glitter Paper (or a mix of those)
- Tacky quick dry glue
- Marker to match your base material
- Flat back gems
Note: if using glitter paper please note that it takes glue a little longer to take hold on this material. Hold the piece a bit longer than you would with cardstock.
Let’s begin . . .
- Fold the walls and roof – all mountain folds. (TIP) for small pieces like this, use a credit card or stiff card to hold the piece and help you fold.
2. Now glue the tabs on the wall to the bottom of base 1 as seen below
3. Glue the tiny rectangle tab at the top of the walls to the last wall.
4. Glue the tab on the roof.
5. Add glue to the top tabs and attach the roof. Set the roof on top then press on the tabs from the inside while watching that the roof is lined up correctly
6. Glue the three base 2 and base 3 pieces together. Use a marker to color the edges once they are all glued together – or cut a thin strip of the same material to cover the edges.
7. Glue the smaller base on top of the larger one then glue the gazebo on top, centering all.
8. Now glue the rails on to the gazebo, one at a time, all the way around – note that the front with posts has no railing.
9. Glue the thin strip around the fence bending it as you go along. Work slow and make sure one side is holding before going on to the next. The strip is longer than you need so when you get to the last fence section, measure and trim the strip.
10. Glue on the two posts to the existing ones in front of the gazebo.
Now if you want, cut some snowflakes and add them around the bottom on the fence! You could add glossy accents on the top snowflakes to give them dimension! Use glitter glue to add dots here and there.
11. Cut a 4.25″ square from chipboard or thicker material. This will become the main base. Set the gazebo on the base where you will want it to be and with a pencil mark around it on the base. Now you can add the glitter snow to the base except where the gazebo sits.
12. Now build the fence and add it to the base. I did not make a gate for this one and you will need to trim the fence on the front side into two sections as seen below.
You can see how I’ve finished my gazebo below. To add the top snowflake I poked a small hole in the very top then pushed one leg of the snowflake down inside with glue.
So that’s it for Home For The Holidays this year but keep watch as I’ll be adding to the series during next year!
Happy Holidays . . .